Project Spitfire


Project Spitfire

How can heritage inspire us to cultivate something evolved?

With offices on the site of the former J-Class builder Camper & Nicholson, and a stones throw across the River Itchen from the site of the former Supermarine factory where the WW2 Spitfire was first developed, the team were inspired to draw on the rich heritage inherent in their surroundings.

Our relatively young age belies our own extensive heritage, which is rooted in an impressive portfolio of highly specialized commercial and paramilitary vessels spanning a 37 year history. Parent company BMT has designed and engineered some of the world's most advanced marine vehicles.

Spitfire is built upon the same foundations that produced the 2018 award-winning Ares/BMT 150 BOLD Class, a 48-meter high-speed offshore patrol vessel series; designed by BMT and built by Ares shipyard of Antalya, Turkey. Leveraging this established design equips Spitfire with a technical backbone that has already undergone vigorous testing, providing a proven platform.

Exterior & Interior design was masterfully curated by the renowned studio of Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Spitfire is a fully developed design, tailored for informal and flexible living. lean and nimble; purposeful and distinctive – a seagoing reinterpretation of her celebrated airborne ancestor. 

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